Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr in 10 Minutes

by Bud Smith

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Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr® in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use Tumblr to create a blog for sharing tweets, links, text, media, email, anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it right the first time!


Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information


10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Create and run a personal blog incredibly easily!
  • Personalize your tumblog with themes and a custom domain name
  • Post text, links, photos, media, and more
  • Add comments to your tumblog
  • Save and share your tweets from Twitter on Tumblr
  • Feed your tumblog content to your Facebook page
  • Post from your cellphone, iPhone, or iPad
  • Find tumblogs you like, and quote or repost their content
  • Extend tumblogs with Goodies and Third-Party Apps
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780132119504
    Publisher: Pearson Education
    Publication date: 07/27/2010
    Series: Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 216
    File size: 6 MB

    About the Author

    Bud Smith has written and edited tons of books over the past 25 years, covering a variety of computer topics, including guides to buying a computer, using all kinds of software, and doing almost anything you can think of online. His most recent title is WordPress In Depth, a thorough book about the most popular blogging platform worldwide, coauthored with Michael McCallister. Bud began writing computer books in 1984, the year of the iconic 1984 television commercial for the Macintosh. An early success was Que’s Computer Buyer’s Guide, covering the then-latest and greatest in computer hardware and software. He has also written about creating web pages, Android phones, and the iPad. Bud continues to work as a writer, project manager, and marketer to help people get the most out of technology as it advances. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he participates in environmental causes when he’s not working on one of his many technology-related projects.

    Table of Contents


    1 Introduction to Tumblr

    What Is Tumblr?


    Uses for Tumblr

    Why Everyone Loves Tumblr

    Looking at Tumblogs

    2 Signing Up and Setting Preferences for Tumblr

    Signing Up for Tumblr

    Choosing Your Account Preferences

    3 Customizing Info Settings for Your Tumblog

    Accessing the Customize Area

    Changing Information About Your Tumblog

    4 Choosing a URL for Your Tumblog

    It’s All in a Name

    Using a Tumblr Subdomain Name

    Using a Custom Domain Name

    Choosing a Name

    Searchability and Your Domain Name

    Changing Your Subdomain Name

    Using a Custom Domain Name with a Tumblog

    5 Changing the Appearance of Your Tumblog

    Changing Your Tumblog’s Appearance

    Changing Advanced Settings

    Changing a Theme’s Appearance

    Four Ways to Change Your Tumblog’s Appearance

    Choosing a New Theme

    Customizing a Theme

    6 Creating a Text Post

    The Vital Role of Text in Tumblogs

    Adding a Text Post

    Formatting a Post’s Content

    Adding Links to a Post

    Using HTML in a Posting

    Adding Tags to Post

    Additional Options for All Posts

    7 Adding Photos to a Text Post

    The Art of Photos in Tumblogs

    Digital Photo Basics

    Adding Your Own Photo to a Text Post

    Adding a Web Photo to a Text Post

    8 Creating a Photo Post

    Photo Posts for Your Tumblog

    Photo Post Options

    Creating a Photo Post with a Web Photo

    Creating a Photo Post with a Webcam Photo

    9 Creating a Quote Post

    Quote Posts for Your Tumblog

    Rules for Quote Posts

    10 Creating a Link Post

    Link Posts for Your Tumblog

    Rules for Link Posts

    Creating a Link Post

    11 Creating a Chat Post

    Chat Posts for Your Tumblog

    Rules for Chat Posts

    Creating a Chat Post

    12 Posting Audio Clips

    Using Audio Clips in Tumblogs

    Tumblr and Audio Copyright

    Digital Audio Basics for Tumblr

    Creating an Audio Post

    13 Posting Videos

    Using Videos in Tumblogs

    Creating Video Files

    Digital Video Basics for Tumblr

    Creating a Video Post

    14 Liking, Reblogging, and Following Posts

    Building Community in Your Tumblog

    Liking Tumblog Posts

    Reblogging Tumblog Posts

    Following a Tumblog

    Improving Your Tumblarity

    15 Posting by Email, Phone, and Audio

    Posting by Email and Phone

    Sending Posts by Email

    Markdown and Email Posting

    Posting via App

    Posting via Audio

    16 Using Tumblr with Twitter

    Using Tumblr with Twitter

    Sending Your Tweets to Your Tumblog

    Posting and Viewing Twitter in Tumblr

    Sending Tumblr Posts to Twitter

    17 Using Tumblr with Other Services

    How Tumblr Plays Nice with Others

    Feeding Your Tumblog into Facebook

    Using Your Tumblog’s RSS Feed

    Importing RSS, Blog, and Other Feeds

    18 Extending Tumblr with Comments, Goodies, and Apps

    Tumblr Is Extensible

    Using Tumblr Community

    Getting Goodies from Tumblr

    Using Tumblr Third-Party Apps


    Customer Reviews